Thursday, August 22, 2013

DoggyStyle: On Building a Dog-Friendly Rug

While it has been "The Summer of Miss M and Mr B", we were also able to spend some much needed time working on some other side projects, that also happened to be Miss M and Mr. B specific.
We've put a lot of thought into creating a dog-specific entry at the front of our home, yet our back entry leading directly outside was severely lacking. A small door mat just doesn't suffice when the snow is piled high and two pups need to come inside, remove gear and wait for feet cleaning.
While we tried to pile on rugs to fit our awkward space and two waiting pups, the rugs would just slide around and bunch up.
So we "made" this:
We've always liked how FLOR tiles are pup resistant, and how it's inexpensive to replace a single tile rather than an entire rug if part of it gets dirty or damaged.
The most practical part of the tiles are that you can customize the colors, use them to make any size rug, and they can be cut to accommodate any awkwardly shaped space. E used an X-acto knife to cut the tiles to size and make a striped design.
We thought Miss M was impressed:
But maybe we guessed wrong:

Also:
We also use a similar rug here
How the pups dry their boots
Dog-specific entry
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9 comments:

Debra@Peaceabull said...

What a great idea, and is looks so chic, too!

Courtney said...

Looks good! What a great idea.

Trissi_V said...

That rug is a little bit of AWESOME with that door. The last picture cracks me up...I think its more "My rug...back off". I think she likes it a little too much. :-)

ohmelvin.com said...

Love Flor AND love even more every thing you decorate!

Two French Bulldogs said...

We like how you incorporate people stuff for the pups
Benny & Lily

adventuresofadogmom said...

Great idea... I need to start doing more DIY things like this!

maddeelou said...

Love the floor, and Miss M, of course. She kills me.

Hannah@Eriesistibull said...

What a great idea! We just recently put a rug in the bedroom and the pooches LOVE it. We have a lot of hardwood in the house, so they love finding a soft spot to land. We have been saving up to buy rugs for the living/dining room and we love the idea of getting FLOR squares, especially for the dining room half.

What style did you get?

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Pretty colors. That was a good idea. Maybe Miss was just hoping it was going to be soft and poofy like a pillow.

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